Viktor Kopasz, Marek Meduna: Imaginary Maggots
Vernisáž / Opening: 24. 5., 18.00 / 6pm
24.5. – 24. 6. 2016
Kurátorka / Curator: Christina Gigliotti
Looking at the splintered images my brain makes a whole out of the parts, it combines the fragments that I see and makes the connections, the communion, even if it shouldn’t. The landscape is foreign, or is it my home? It could be Mars. They put a flag on the moon and called it their own.
In an anthropological spirit, then, I propose the following definition of the nation: it is an imagined political community – and imagined as both inherently limited and sovereign. It is imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion.1
Where does the main animator hide?
Like Gertrude Stein in the face of Oakland, one can rather quickly conclude that there is ’no there there’.2
1 Anderson, Benedict, Imagined Communities, pg 49, quoting Cf. Setan-Watsan, Nations and States, pg 5.
2 Anderson, Benedict, Imagined Communities, pg 49
Foto / Photos by: Viktor Kopasz